Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the CML and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk mitigation tool.

This system facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Barnsley Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for being on the Barnsley Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Barnsley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, more importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel standing.

The software generates real-time alerts, automatically produces COLP and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is simply to use, cost-effective and, for many firms, results in a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Barnsley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Barnsley Building Society has made 305 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 9.0 days. In total, 85% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barnsley Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
3.1.6 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.1b 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.1c 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.1d 01/12/2014 CML
14.1.5 01/12/2014 CML
12.3.1 16/01/2013 CML
16.5.3d 16/01/2013 CML
5.14.1 16/01/2013 CML
7.4 16/01/2013 CML
5.7.1b 25/10/2011 CML Flying Freehold Indemnity Insurance

Last update 13/11/2019

Q and A’s regarding the Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

I am expecting a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society. I hope to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer. Does the Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing panel include Licensed Conveyancers
Barnsley Building Society’s conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
Our grandson is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a home loan from Barnsley Building Society. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Are there any apps to help find a local solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Barnsley Building Society solicitor panel.
We're in London, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Barnsley Building Society , but our solicitor is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Do the majority of lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Barnsley Building Society’s conveyancing panel criteria.
Completion of my purchase has taken place with a mortgage from Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Barnsley Building Society. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the Barnsley Building Society branches or the Customer Services Department at Barnsley Building Society head office. In most cases complaints to Barnsley Building Society are sorted out very quickly. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in month 6 but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Barnsley Building Society are being a right pain. The solicitor who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Barnsley Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barnsley Building Society have a conveyancing panel of they don’t accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Barnsley Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barnsley Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing correctly and safely installed. It merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.